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People & Community

On The Job In Los Alamos: Prestwood At Friends Bookstore

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday is volunteer Valerie Prestwood at the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries Bookstore (FLACL) in the lobby at Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave. FLAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to support the staff and services of the Los Alamos County Library System, including Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library. To learn more, visit #worklosalamos, #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ Read More

Prescribed Burn Spotted From Anniversary Trail

Smoke is spotted on the horizan created from the in Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn as seen Tuesday from N.M. 502 at Anniversary Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ Read More

Emergency SNAP Benefits Continue Through January

HSD Deputy Secretary Angela Medrano

HSD News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of January, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department.

SNAP recipients will receive the extra amount Jan. 23, 2022.

“The additional SNAP benefits have a particularly positive impact for socially vulnerable communities, children and for populations that are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity and poverty,” Angela Medrano, HSD Deputy Read More

Animal Of The Day: Goats!

Two small goats spending time together. Courtesy/

Animal Resource Foundation News:

For the most part, we have all seen a goat, whether it’s in real life, a book or on the television. Here are some fun and cute facts about goats.

Goats Have Been Around A Long Time

Over 9,000 years ago, goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans. They were first domesticated in Asia, where they were used for milk and cheese. 

Goats Like To Eat: 

  • Goats have a very unique appetite. They like to walk around and explore, which leads them to adventure out in the pasture and
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New Mexico Indian Affairs Department To Present Budget To State House Appropriations & Finance Committee

IAD News:

SANTA FE — Indian Affairs Department (IAD) Secretary Lynn Trujillo will present the department’s FY23 budget to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC), 1 p.m. today, Jan. 12.

This year’s Executive recommendation increases the IAD budget by 63.3 percent for FY23, allowing the department to continue to build upon the progress the administration has made in New Mexico tribal communities.

“The Indian Affairs Department continues to work collaboratively with our state and tribal partners to develop resources and provide support to our tribal communities Read More

County Update: Power Now Restored To All Customers In Oppenheimer, Trinity Through Western Area Neighborhoods


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities reports that the power outage that occured overnite affecting customers in the Oppenheimer, Trinity through Western Area neighborhoods is now restored.

Power was restored to the majority of customers around 11 p.m. Tusesday. 

Customers in Trinity Village and Caballo Peak Apartments were without power until around 8:30 this morning.

The outage was due to the an underground cable fault in the same area as the outage that occured Dec. 22, 2021. Read More

Power Outage In Oppenheimer, Trinity Through Western Area

Map of power outage area. Courtesy/DPU


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities crews responded late Monday night to a power outage in neighborhoods near Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive through Western Area (the Circuit 13).

About 1,300 customers were affected.

Check back at for an update on this outage. Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: Dawn Cline Of Aspen Copies

On the job in Los Alamos today is co-owner Dawn Cline of Aspen Copies. Aspen Copies provides full-service print & design services. Cline recommends her customers save money on expensive ink cartridges and the hassles of printer mishaps by emailing printing projects to Aspen Copies to be printed and picked up 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at their convenient downtown location, 1907 Central Ave. Aspen Copies also offers the convenience of curbside pick up. Dawn and her husband and co-owner James Cline will soon be celebrating 26 years in business in Los Alamos. ‘We are here for the Read More

New UNM-LA Advisory Board Members Sworn In Monday 

Charles McCullough shakes hands with Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen after being sworn in Monday to his position on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Photo by Sarah Jimenez/UNM-LA

David Hanson raises his right hand as he is sworn into his position on the UNM-LA Advisory Board by Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen via Zoom. To the left of Hanson on the Zoom screen is Alissa Grissom also sworn in Monday. Photo by Sarah Jimenez/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Recently elected UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board members Alissa Grissom, Charles McCullough and David Hanson were sworn into their advisory board positions Read More

Los Alamos County Manager Instructs Staff To Shift To Telework Status Where Possible Due To Rise In COVID Cases 


Los Alamos, New Mexico— County Manager Steven Lynne announced today that County staff will shift to telework status where possible for the near future, due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases and the impact on County operations.

“Our department directors have been working with our Human Resources division and the County COVID Committee to prioritize the safety of both County staff and the public, while also ensuring as minimal of an interruption to County operations and services as possible,” Lynne said. “I continue to be pleased at the responsiveness and customer Read More

Bandelier Waiving Entrance Fees On MLK Day Jan. 17​


In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Bandelier National Monument will waive entrance fees for everyone Monday, Jan. 17, as the first fee-free day of the year.

Commemorated on the third Monday of January every year, it also is a day of service when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country.

This is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Campground fees still apply on all fee-free days. Bandelier National Monument normally charges Read More

Step Up Gallery Takes It Outside! Show Features Landscape Oils By Artist Paul Hotvedt

Two large-scale oil paintings by Silver City artist Paul Hotvedt with the same titles as his exhibit, Time, right, and Tenacity, left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Work is underway at the Step Up Gallery to set up the newest exhibit of paintings by Silver City artist Paul Hotvedt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Artist Paul Hotvedt

Los Alamos Daily Post

In 2020, the pandemic pushed a lot of people indoors but not Silver City artist Paul Hotvedt. Rather than retreating inside, he ventured into the great outdoors.

His newest show, Read More

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic For Primary & Booster Shots Jan. 16


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is administering the Pfizer vaccine – primary (1st or 2nd) and booster (3rd) shots – Sunday, Jan. 16.

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gym for ages 12 years and up.
  • Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, as long as there is sufficient vaccine supply.

Interested individuals can determine eligibility for the booster and resister for the clinic on the NMDOH website using special event code: TQVZVAQ.

 Appointment holders are reminded Read More

SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Courtesy photo

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for the federal holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Virtual business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Observed on the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. The national day of service celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy by encouraging all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Visit MLK Day of Service for more information, including Read More

LAPS Issues Update To COVID Testing For Students

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) was notified Monday night that Premier Medical Group (PMG) has a staffing shortage for today in Los Alamos.

PMG will only offer testing for students who have been identified as a close contact and are participating in “Test to Stay”.

The nurses have provided a list of students identified for “Test to Stay”. These students can report between 8-11:30 a.m. today to the district office at 2075 Trinity Dr. Suite S.

Students in “Test to Stay” may report back to school after getting their negative test results. Tardies will be excused for testing.

Testing is Read More

Blue Bus 255 Mountain Trail Winter Service Begins Jan. 15

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) Blue Bus 255 Mountain Trail route from downtown Santa Fe to Ski Santa Fe begins operating on its winter service schedule Saturday, Jan. 15.

During the winter season, the 255 Mountain Trail provides seven roundtrips on the weekends and three roundtrips Monday through Friday. The Mountain Trail provides service through downtown Santa Fe up Hyde Park Road to trailheads in the Santa Fe National Forest and Hyde State Park, concluding at Ski Santa Fe where riders can be dropped off steps from the ticket window and lifts.

The route is now permanently Read More

Local Senior Centers Collecting Pet Supplies And Cards

The Betty Ehart and White Rock senior centers are collecting items for cats and dogs through Jan. 17. The items will support pet needs for seniors and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Donations of wet dog and cat food is requested. Upon hearing of the pet collection to honor Betty White’s 100th birthday, a community member donated these three cat condos. Items may be left in the donation boxes at the main entrance of either senior center. Courtesy/LARSO

The senior centers also are collecting cards to boost the morale of local service providers. They will be shared with Los Alamos Medical Center, Read More

Daily Postcard: San Ildefonso Pottery Replica On NM 4

A San Ildefonso ancestral cooking pot replica south of the White Rock Visitor Center viewed Monday afternoon from the walking path along N.M. 4. Pots such as this were widely used in the southwest for cooking and storage, the vessels were sturdy enough to withstand the heat from direct contact with a wood fire and had no painted designs that would be obscured by smoke smudges. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Sign near the San Ildefonso pottery replica Monday on N.M. 4. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ Read More